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A “Supreme” time to make some Decisions

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UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Rules on Prop 8 Appeal: DENIED!

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The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.

Ninth Circuit Ruling: Prop 8 is Unconstitutional

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The United States Ninth District Court of appeals ruled today that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Their ruling upholds the landmark decision by U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn A. Walker declaring that Proposition 8, the voter approved California Constitutional amendment banning same-gender marriage, is unconstitutional.

California Supreme Court Releases Decision on Prop 8 Standing

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The California Supreme Court has decided that the proponents of the 2008  ballot measure Proposition 8 do have standing to defend the initiative that banned same gender marriage in federal court. From the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert Blog: In a major lift for proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban, the California Supreme Court ruled this morning…

Prop 8 Court Case Decision Due Tomorrow

The Associated Press is reporting that the judge presiding over the Prop 8 trial has reached a decision on whether or not California’s Proposition 8 violates the Constitutional Rights of Gays and Lesbians by denying them the right to marry. From the story: “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will issue his ruling Wednesday, said…